Alex Gordon served as president during a very turbulent time in the USPTA’s history. Under his leadership, the board was completely revised and the USPTA began to experience unprecedented growth and progress. As a coach, he was first hired on as head professional at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego in 1946. He taught there for 10 years, returned in 1960, and remained there until 1976. The San Diego resident passed away during his term as president. The Alex Gordon Professional of the Year award was named in his honor, and he was posthumously inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame in 2007.